13 Spooky Halloween Movies You Need to Watch


Creep Rating:
A scale of 1 through ten that measures how scary the movie actually is. With 10 being the scariest and 1 being not very scary at all.

Ghost Rating:
How many stars I would personally give the film out of ten.

The Conjuring

Summary: A great start for beginner horror movie watchers and a bone-chilling tale of ghosts and demons. The Conjuring follows the real-life case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, self-proclaimed demonologists, who are confronted by a malevolent spirit out for blood. The score and brilliant performances from Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga make this a new-age classic for horror.

Creep Rating: 7/10

Ghost Rating:9/10


Summary: A hidden door, another mother, and a talking cat?! Coraline Jones has just recently moved to The Pink Palace Apartments, a horrible dreary place with old ladies and a stray cat. After Coraline finds a small door in her home, she is transported to another world exactly like hers with a loving “Other Mother”. But not everything is as it seems. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novella into an incredible stop-motion animation, Coraline is beautifully made and can make any kid wet their bed.

Creep Rating: 8/10

Ghost Rating:8/10

Halloween (1978)

Summary: Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? Do the hairs on your neck stand up in the dark of night? Halloween perfectly encapsulates this sense of being watched with our antagonist and main character Laurie. Laurie Strode is babysitting Halloween night when she is suddenly attacked by killer Michael Meyers who is out to get babysitters everywhere. This is a classic horror film with a cult-following soundtrack. Not to mention Jamie Lee Curtis being one of the best final girls in horror history. Halloween is a perfect movie for freaking out your friends and family.

Creep Rating: 5/10

Ghost Rating: 8/10

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Summary: Is this a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Either way, it is a beloved favorite of Tim Burton films and a fun family movie. The beloved pumpkin king, Jack Skellington, is getting tired of Halloween antics year after year. When he discovers Santa’s village, he decides to take Christmas for himself.

Creep Rating: 0/10

Ghost Rating: 9/10

The Exorcist

Summary: The ultimate good vs evil. When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. Today it remains one of the most profitable horror movies ever made and has frightened many across generations.

Creep Rating: 4/10

Ghost Rating:7/10 Ghosts

Rosemary’s Baby

Summary: An old classic that is regarded as a favorite of many horror movie enthusiasts. In this 1968 movie, a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world… Rosemary Woodhouse, played by Mia Farrow, moves to New York with her darling husband Guy into an odd apartment building with even stranger neighbors. Unlike most horror films today, Rosemary’s Baby does not need to rely on intense body horror or jump scares.

Creep Rating: 5/10

Ghost Rating:7/10

The Shining

Summary: Redrum. Redrum. One of my all-time favorite movies. This is a psychological masterpiece directed by Stanley Kubrick that will leave you wondering: What did I just watch? However, I would like to take this time to point out the abuse that Shelley Duvall suffered during filming, and that while I love this film, I don’t endorse the problematic behavior during filming. The plot of the Shining is about the Torrance family’s time at the Overlook Hotel and how isolation slowly drives them to the point of insanity.

Creep Rating: 8/10

Ghost Rating: 10/10


Summary: The story of Poltergeist revolves around the Freeling family and the strange occurrences in their house. Things take a turn for the worst when five-year-old Carrol Anne goes missing, and the only one who can help is an exorcist and eccentric medium Tangina Barrons.

Creep Rating: 6/10

Ghost Rating: 7/10

Scary Movie

Summary: Contrary to the title, this is in fact not a scary movie! In this wacky parody, all horror movie tropes are subject to ridicule. This movie is absolutely hilarious, especially with actor Anna Faris, who plays the total bimbo Cindy, and other celebrity actors who appear in the film.

Creep Rating: 1/10

Ghost Rating: 6/10

Get Out

Summary: Jordan Peele has been a popular horror/thriller director of late with his hit movies such as Us and Nope. Get Out follows interracial couple Chris and Rose as they travel to meet her parents. Not too scary, right? Now that Chris and Rose have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her parents, Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

Creep Rating: 9/10

Ghost Rating: 9/10

Hocus Pocus

Summary: Now that the sequel has just come out, it is the perfect time to watch the original. A genuine favorite among kids and adults for movie night this spooky season. After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

Creep Rating: 1/10

Ghost Rating: 8/10

The Addams Family

Summary: They’re creepy and they’re kooky / Mysterious and spooky / They’re all together ooky / The Addams Family!

A family fun movie to watch for some Halloween fun! When a mysterious Uncle Fester appears on the Addams family’s doorstep, hilarity ensues. Fester is welcomed by the Addams family with open arms, except for Wednesday who is suspicious of this mysterious uncle. Is this new family member truly an Addams, or is he after the immense Addams family fortune that lies in the vault underneath their house?

Creep Rating: 0/10

Ghost Rating: 9/10

The Lost Boys

Summary: The 80’s culture scene is depicted perfectly in this thriller action movie with fangs and motorbike gangs. Not to mention a killer soundtrack that is to die for… When two brothers move to a picturesque California coastal town, they soon begin to realize that the local renegade band of bikers are more dead than alive.

Creep Rating: 3/10

Ghost Rating: 8/10